Monday, November 11, 2013

I'm Back!

For quite a few months this year I have been travelling around Asia. Throughout all the exploration and activities, I've had so much inspiration from the many styles of design. I'm back on the hunt for a full time design job, and I've got so much energy and passion to be doing as much designing as possible in my spare time.

Monday, February 04, 2013


I've been looking at silhouettes and at the relationship between what is not seen and what you believe should be in that place.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Freelance - Gemini Business Card

I was commissioned to design a business card for a new cleaning company. The client had a logo, and a specific idea of how they wanted the card to look, which I followed, but I also suggested some alterations which they were very pleased with. The outcome can be seen below.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

12 Brands of Christmas - Partridge in a Pear Tree

And an Alan Partridge in a pear tree. 

I know he's not really a brand, but I love watching him at Christmas. I like to have time to sit down and watch all the series and just laugh. 

I hope everyone liked my 12 Brands of Christmas, and had a fantastic Christmas and New Year! I love Christmas so I'm sad it's all over, but lets hope 2013 is a brilliant year with new challenges and opportunities.

Friday, January 04, 2013

12 Brands of Christmas - 2 Turtle Doves

Toiletry gift sets are everywhere at Christmas. You cannot get away from them! Dove is usually a brand I wouldn't particularly think of to give as a present but at Christmas they do some nice sets. I got quite a few sets of toiletries this year, a couple of them being Dove. It is very nice quality, and I appreciate that some people can be hard to buy for - which is why you can't go wrong with toiletries.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

12 Brands of Christmas - 3 French Hens

I'm not a particular fan of ales, but I do appreciate the flavours of Old Speckled Hen. I can't fully explain why it reminds me of Christmas - it just does. I like that the brand sponsors the tv channel Dave, and I think that it is becoming more recognised with younger audiences - of a legal age to drink!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

12 Brands of Christmas - 4 Colly Birds

Christmas pudding is rubbish without brandy sauce. Custard just doesn't taste right. I've tried cheaper version of the sauce, other than Birds, and have found there is no suitable alternative. Birds is a perfect sauce for people who are unable to eggs, because it was created specifically for Alfred Birds wife, as she was allergic.
I think it's a slightly strange logo - the birds on the left side are quite child-like and maybe something that would be seen on a kids toy. Nonetheless, it is memorable, recognisable, and I won't eat anything other than their delicious brandy sauce!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

12 Brands of Christmas - 5 Gold Rings

Parties, celebrations, events. Party rings are generally a staple for any party. I'm not really a fan of them that much, but I still have to have one just because they remind me of parties from when I was younger. 
Party rings were first made in 1983 by Fox's Biscuits, and you can see that the colours and designs certainly reflect that era.